The people who submitted the ten best entries will be treated to sailing on Viking Glory’s maiden voyage in 2021.
This past spring, Viking Line held a major competition to come up with a name for its new cruise ship, and the line says that “thousands of suggestions” were received from Sweden, Finland, the Åland Islands and beyond.
Of these, ten finalists were chosen, which around 30,000 people have voted on. Now, Viking Line has come up with its vessel’s name – Viking Glory.
Starting from the ship’s maiden voyage in 2021, passengers “will be able to enjoy an entirely new cruise experience on the Baltic when Viking Line launches its new, climate-smart vessel”, the Finnish company says.
The new ship, which will sail the route between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, is currently under construction in Xiamen, China.
“The level of engagement has exceeded all our expectations – we are so pleased and grateful for the thousands of people who took the time to help us out with this. We look forward to continue building this cruise ship of the future,” said Gustaf Eklund, head of business development, who is in charge of the development of the new vessel.
The prize for each of the top ten finalists who participated in the competition is a trip on the ship’s maiden voyage. And the finalist who came up with the name Glory will be treated to a trip for two on the same sailing.
A total of 22,500 people submitted name suggestions. Viking Line says it will be contacting all ten winners in week 22.